2. Vivomixx Probiotic 112 Billion VSL3 10 Capsules
Vivomixx populates your Gut with healthy bacteria.
- The World’s most concentrated Probiotic
- 8 carefully selected bacteria
- 112 billion live bacteria in each Capsule
- 180 publications worldwide to support its use
- Available in both Sachets and Capsules
- Gluten free, Kosher and Halal
Vivomixx contains the De Simone Formulation, one of the most widely studied probiotics with over 60 published human clinical studies and a total of over 180 publications.
Vivomixx® is a safe, gluten-free food supplement that can be taken daily to help achieve a balanced digestive system. It does not contain preservatives, colouring agents or synthetic sweeteners.
This product contains 30 Sachets (enough for one month).
As recommended in this Irish Times Article.
Our gut and how it works.
The intestinal microflora is composed of more than 500 different bacterial species that live in a delicate balance among themselves and with the human body. The colon is the region of our gut where there is the highest concentration of bacteria, between 10 and 100 billion bacteria/ml of feces material considering an average total contents of 1500 ml of feces material.
The intestinal microflora is very important for our health because it is able to:
- fight against pathogenic bacteria through a mechanism of competition and the production of antibacterial substances (bacteriocine, H²O², lactic acid, etc,);
- produce short chain fatty acids, the most important nourishment for enteric cells;
- produce vitamins (K, B1, B6,B12, folic acid, pantotenic acid, etc,) which play an important role in different metabolic reactions;
- modulate the maturation of the host’s innate and adoptive immune responses (80% of the immune system is localized in the gut).
Many different factors can influence the balance of intestinal microflora:
- way of living
- use of antibiotics or chemotherapy agents
- renal or hepatic illnesses
- inflammatory bowel diseases
The alteration of balance of intestinal microflora causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramps, excess gas, bloating, change in bowel habits such as harder, looser or more urgent stools than normal.
Vivomixx® for adults
In healthy adults, the intestinal microflora is in perfect balance with its good and potentially pathogenic bacteria.
Some specific situations such as diet, way of living, use of antibiotics, inflammatory diseases, anxiety, depression, stress etc, can provoke alterations of the intestinal microflora, with a consequent reduction of “good bacteria”. A decrease in the quantity of “good bacteria” present in a healthy gut triggers a condition called “dysbiosis”, an imbalance which leads to an overgrowth of potential pathogenic bacteria.
Another consequence of dysbiosis is the translocation of potential pathogenic bacteria in various parts of the human body, which may be responsible of other infections, for example urinary tract infection, vaginal infection etc. This alteration is also responsible for the change of intestinal permeability, with possible development of intolerance, allergy and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Vivomixx® for children
An infant at the time of birth is completely sterile. During the delivery, all the infant’s body becomes colonized with bacteria, which have protective functions and which will remain on and into the body for the child’s whole life.
It seems incredible, but we live immersed in bacteria. In fact we have 10 “good bacteria” for every cell in our body. This huge quantity of bacteria, which may be found in the oronasopharingeal cavity, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract and on the skin, represents our “microbiota”.
The composition and the function of microbiota in the different habitats of the human body play a fundamental role in its physiology, immunity and nutrition. The first colonization is experienced at birth, when the baby passes through the vaginal canal and thus inherits some good (and bad) bacteria from the mother. The intestinal tract is further colonized by the mother’s microbiota through her milk and by other environmental sources. The intestinal microflora is essential for the digestion and for the assimilation of nutrients. Gut microbiota alterations during such a critical maturational period may be linked to the development of various intestinal discomforts such as: colics, abdominal pain, cramps, excess gas, bloating, change in bowel habits and inflammatory conditions.
The recommended daily dose is 1-2 sachets or 1-4 capsules; dissolve contents of the sachet in water, yogurt or any other cold, non-carbonated drink or food and consume immediately. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Capsules maybe taken with a glass of water or opened and mixed in water or yogurt. Vivomixx® is a food supplement and should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Which strains are in Vivomixx®?
Lactobacillus – paracasei – DSM 24733
Lactobacillus – plantarum – DSM 24730
Lactobacillus – acidophilus – DSM 24735
Lactobacillus – delbrueckii subspecies bulgaricus – DSM 24734
Bifidobacterium – longum – DSM 24736
Bifidobacterium – infantis – DSM 24737
Bifidobacterium – breve – DSM 24732
Streptococcus – thermophilus – DSM 24731
Note: This does not constitute medical advice, always consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.